Sonata Arctica Announces 15th Anniversary Shows in Finland

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Sonata Arctica Announces 15th Anniversary Shows in Finland

Post by HinatAArcticA » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:07 pm

Sonata Arctica will play some shows in Finland at the beginning of 2014 to celebrate 15 years as a recording artist. The shows will be special extended shows with songs from the bands' whole recording career. There might even be some new stuff from the
upcoming 8th studio album (to be released in April 2014)
29.01.2014 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
30.01.2014 Tampere-talo, Tampere, Finland
31.01.2014 Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland
01.02.2014 Kerubi, Joensuu, Finland
11.02.2014 Sibeliustalo, Lahti, Finland
12.02.2014 Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
13.02.2014 Kylpylähotelli Rauhalahti, Kuopio, Finland
14.02.2014 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
15.02.2014 Logomo, Turku, Finland


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Post by ext0l » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:50 pm

Back to old logo??

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Post by browneyedgirl » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:01 am

Man, the years go by so fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I remember when these guys first got started as a supporting group then came into their own, exploding into popularity. Great success story these guys are!
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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:47 am

Since when do these guys have a new bass player??

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Post by Tero-75 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:58 pm

Guess I have to 'cos their coming to my hometown, and it saturday :D

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Post by SatanicSmile » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:38 pm

Maybe going to see them in Lahti.

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Post by Mormegil » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:00 pm

HinatAArcticA wrote:inb4 SA hate Image
But Unia, Days of Grays and Stones Grow Her Name blow. :huh:

Still, I might be able to see them at Seinäjoki.

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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:20 pm

In 15 years SA went from nothing to being one of the biggest prog-power bands around. I'm trying to think of what I have achieved in the last 15 years. This is depressing.
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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Surely you have great achievements to be proud of. 15 years of not getting laid must be a record!

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Post by Mr Hadder » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:57 pm

NeonVomit wrote:In 15 years SA went from nothing to being one of the biggest prog-power bands around. I'm trying to think of what I have achieved in the last 15 years. This is depressing.
I feel u Mr Vomit haha i was not born under a star that's for sure! anyway i hope they tour the UK on that anniversary tour, however i doubt it

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:46 am

Well, they'll be purposedly playing many old tracks, and will be longer shows. It's only natural they are using that old logo. I wonder if they'd go as far as use it for the next album, with all of Henkka's talk about having fast tracks (as fast as White Pearl, Black Oceans in the DVD).

About the bass player, I posted about it a couple months ago when Marko left the band.

And about the last 3 albums, well... I can only post a couple things :)

The Harvest
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From UNIA, it has my favorite Jani Liimatainen solo ever. It's also, I think, the best middle point between classic Sonata and Post-UNIA Sonata.

Deathaura
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The Days of Grays I think has very... well, gray tracks, but to deny Deathaura is an amazing track would be to lie. Liking it or not.

Cinderbox
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Who doesn't like Cinderblox :(

Anyway, I think it's well known that if it says Sonata, I'm bound to be there.

Oh, also... we now have LA dates for this 15th Aniversay tour!
March 2014

6 Mexico – Monterrey
7 Mexico – Mexicocity
9 Bolivia – La Paz
11 Peru – Lima
13 Colombia – Bogota
15 Brazil – Brasilia
16 Brazil – Belo Horizonte
17 Brazil – Rio de Janeiro
18 Brazil – Rio de Janeiro
19 Brazil – Sao Paulo
21 Chile – Santiago
22 Argentina – Buenos Aires
23 Uruguay – Montevideo
25 Argentina – Neuquen
Suggest the guys tracks for the setlist here!

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Post by Krigo » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:22 am

It's very hard to make me interested in SA these days, but I imagine these shows will be amazing. Sure, Days of Grays is mediocre and Stones Grow Her Name is pretty god awful but the band has managed to stay pretty good live. Especially during the Days of Grays tour, where for the second-leg in 2011 they only played a few Days tracks and mainly a lot of classic material.

Here's my ideal setlist:

Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Exploited
Apartment 54 (because it's the greatest thing ever)
Replica (possibly acoustic)
Shy (non-acoustic version)
My Land
The Ruins of My Life
Weballergy
Full Moon
My Selene (with Jani)
Kingdom For A Heart
My Dream's But a Drop of Fuel for a Nightmare
In Black and White
The Last Amazing Grays

Encore:
Caleb
The End of This Chapter
Don't Say A Word
Juliet

You can also throw Shitload Of Money in there for hilarity.

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Post by SatanicSmile » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:40 pm

Yes, those will be nice probably, but still their setlists are far from good these days. I hope they play some rare stuff from earlier albums.
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Post by Mormegil » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:39 pm

Krigo wrote:my ideal setlist
Fuck you man, I thought this was an actual setlist before I read the rest of your post.

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:59 am

My Perfect Setlist:

Main
- Prelude for a Reckoning
- Misplaced
- Blinded No More
- 8th Commandment (or Wolf & Raven)
- Broken
- My Land
- Blank File
- Sing in Silence
- Land of the Free
- Somewhere Close to You
- Caleb
- The Harvest
- The Power of One

Encore I
- Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Expoilted
- Champagne Bath
- Dream Thieves
- Wildfire
- White Pearl, Black Oceans

Encore II
- Deathaura
- Wrecking the Sphere
- The Cage/Vodka/Everything Fades to Gray

It's a bit too intense, I don't think they could play all of that... but still can dream about some of these.

Now... being realistic, I think the setlist will have some of this:

Almost for Sure
- FullMoon
- Replica
- Black Sheep
- Broken
- Don't Say a Word
- Last Amazing Grays
- Shitload O' Money
- One Song from New Album

This kindda hurts me because I think they should use this chance to play different tracks, not those usual stuff they always play nowadays...

Maybe Will Be Added
- Blank File
- My Land
- 8th Commandment
- Kingdom for a Heart
- The End of This Chapter (In some form)
- San Sebastian
- Wolf & Raven
- The Cage
- Victoria's Secret
- Blinded no More
- Shamandalie
- White Pearl, Black Oceans
- In Black and White
- Caleb
- The Vice
- Juliet
- The Dead Skin
- Flag in the Ground
- Losing my Insanity
- I Have a Right
- Cinderblox

Again, mostly tracks we've already listened to. It kindda worries me that they stick to so... "traditional" tracks.

Tracks I'd LOVE to hear, but don't really expect they'll play at all
- Destruction Preventer
- Land of the Free
- The Power of One
- Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Expoilted
- Champagne Bath
- Dream Thieves
- Misplaced
- Wildfire
- Wrecking the Sphere
- My Dream's But a Drop of Fuel for a Nightmare
- The Harvest
- Deathaura
- Somewhere Close to You

Songs I wish were out of the setlist for this particular tour
- FullMoon
- Black Sheep
- Don't Say a Word
- Replica

I like them all, to a different extent each, but I've heard them live SO MANY TIMES, they are on the live DVD's, and I just think they should open spots for more rare songs.
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Post by HinatAArcticA » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:01 pm

From this tour, one of the best live renditions of My Land I've heard!

I love how the song takes stuff from the 1999 version as well as the 2006 version, and kindda make it perfect!

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Post by Kmasters » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:22 am

this is the set the band is doing on the tour


Intro
The Wolves Die Young
Losing My Insanity
My Land
Black Sheep
Sing in Silence
Flag in the Ground
Tallulah
FullMoon
White Pearl, Black Oceans...
Kingdom for a Heart
(abridged)
Wolf & Raven
In the Dark
Replica
Paid in Full
Victoria's Secret
Last Drop Falls
I Have a Right
Encore:
Cinderblox
The Cage
Don't Say a Word
(with Vodka outro)
Outro


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